Dump­ing disappoints

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

As part of Tran­si­tion Tatura’s on­go­ing com­mit­ment to all as­pects of the en­vi­ron­ment, mem­bers got their hands dirty on Satur­day pick­ing up close to one cu­bic me­tre of rub­bish.

Tar­get­ing Dhur­ringile Rd from the Ho­gan St round­about through to Mid­land Hwy and Tatura Rush­worth Rd, from the edge of town to the car­a­van park, mem­bers were dis­ap­pointed by the amount of rub­bish they found.

‘‘We have al­ways been shocked and dis­mayed by the amount of rub­bish col­lected ev­ery six months. Over eight pre­vi­ous clean-up days, we have col­lected an es­ti­mated 6000 bot­tles and cans and over 22 cu­bic me­tres of other rub­bish,’’ Tran­si­tion Tatura mem­ber Ross Mu­solino said.

Mr Mu­solino said as an on­go­ing ac­tiv­ity other groups in the com­mu­nity were en­cour­aged to join in fu­ture clean-ups or to adopt their own por­tion of road around town.

‘‘It would be great to have some­one look­ing af­ter Fer- gu­son Rd — and VicRoads sup­ply all the vests, gloves and the bags that are taken di­rectly to the trans­fer sta­tion,’’ he said.

Af­ter the clean-up the group headed to the Tatura Se­nior Cit­i­zens clu­b­rooms for lunch and a de­brief about the day.

‘‘Are we win­ning the war on waste? We might be, but we’ve still got a long way to go,’’ Mr Mu­solino said.

Good work: Tran­si­tion Tatura mem­bers have picked up close to one cu­bic me­tre of rub­bish.

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